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New York judge allows service of process via WhatsApp

January 24, 2019

Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires If you’re a trial attorney, then you’re likely well aware of the impact of social media on all aspects of litigation. The repercussions of the online activities of litigants, witnesses, jurors and others ...

Certain uncertainty

January 24, 2019

Paul Fletcher BridgeTower Media Newswires A guy named Brian Bolar was indicted for two crimes, murder and use of a firearm in commission of a murder. An Alexandria jury acquitted Bolar on the murder charge. But the same jury said he was guilty of using a ...

Alimony tax changes took effect on Jan. 1

January 24, 2019

By Marie E. Matyjaszek For family law attorneys, 2019 is a year of change when it comes to spousal support.  Prior to January 1, 2019, a person who paid spousal support to his or her ex-wife or ex-husband had the ability to deduct the support paid on ...

Customer service the key to beat your competition

January 24, 2019

Beth Sears BridgeTower Media Newswires As we move ahead in 2019, the number of challenges facing law firms continues to grow. Not only is there increased competition which changes the traditional way law firms do business, there is also an influx of self-help ...

Legal market remains hot for three-to-five-year associates, experts say

January 24, 2019

By Heather Cobun BridgeTower Media Newswires Associates with three to five years of experience continue to be in high demand and, despite usually falling into the often-maligned millennial generation, they aren’t behaving differently than their predecessors. The ...

Summary jury trials: Another form of ADR

January 24, 2019

By William D. Gilbride Jr. A summary jury trial is a one-day jury trial that combines the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of arbitration with the structure of a conventional trial. The process is simple: the parties select a petit jury and try the case ...